In February of 2014, members of the University of Victoria Faculty Association introduced a motion regarding the divestment of fossil fuels. The motion was subsequently voted on and approved by the general membership. Accordingly, the President of the UVic Faculty Association has now delivered letters to the University of Victoria Pension and Benefits Office, the Pension Plan Board of Trustees and the University of Victoria Foundation requesting that these bodies direct their respective fund managers to divest from fossil fuels.
On June 17, 2014, the University of Victoria Faculty Association and the University of Victoria Administration delivered their opening statements for the current round of collective bargaining. The opening statements of the Faculty Association and the Administration can be found below: UVic Faculty Association Opening Statement June 2014 UVic Administration Opening Statement June 2014